Posts Tagged ‘Boxing’
If you want to claim ‘baddest man on the planet’ (e.g. what they called Iron Mike Tyson in his prime)… and you are in the knuckle-up game in Bangkok, Thailand… then Klong Prem high-security prison is as good as Madison Square Garden. Sorta. Well, the inmates there box outsiders; and they fight hard for what’s really on the line – money, shorter sentences, glory, to settle arguments. Watch the VICE mini-documentary on it above. Let’s get it on!
Although the fight is over with Mayweather winning people may have missed this… We didn’t though. Take a look. All the Showtime’s All Access series episodes building up to the recent Mayweather vs. Guerrero fight. Sho Sports did a good job helping bill this showdown as a worthy fight. Check it out. Episode 1 above, with the rest after the jump. Narrated by Common.
‘Go behind the scenes as Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero prepare for their May 4th SHOWTIME Pay Per View showdown.’
- Sho Sports
You know… maybe Iron Mike wasn’t lying when he said he had a spinal injury back in the day (see video after the jump). TMZ has reported that the champ recently underwent neck surgery for a degenerative disk. Apparently, things went well, and Mike will just need to wear that brace for a few weeks. Hope that’s all it is… that’s enough. Take care champ.
50 Cent (second from right), a longtime friend of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (center), may be launching a promotional outfit that is said to include Yuriorkis Gamboa (right). (Credit: AP)
Fiddy may be looking to take The Money Team into a new arena…a boxing arena. Seen often with his likely boxing promotion partner – flamboyant Floyd Mayweather, Jr., – 50 Cent apparently looks to go platinum as a promoter of pugilism (say that five times fast). Word has it that TMT (short for The Money Team) Promotions expects to sign former featherweight title holder Yuriorkis Gamboa and super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell. None of this is official, but Nevada state athletic commissioner Keith Kizer says TMT is applying for a license in the state. - Chris Mannix, si.com
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Manny Pacquiao lost a split decision fight last night to undefeated fighter Timothy Bradley who advances to a 29-0 record with 12 Knockouts. Although I won a wager with several friends last night when I picked the 5-1 odds underdog to beat Pacman, I was surprised just like anyone else when it was announced that Bradley won the fight by a split decision. Although I felt Bradley held his own, it was pretty evident that Pacman was in control of things. The fight that everyone REALLY wants to see is the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, but it’s likely to never happen after this point. For those that aren’t aware promoter Bob Arum represents both Pacquiao & Bradley so with last night’s loss it sets the stage for an obvious rematch for sometime in November. I believe it’s all a ploy to avoid any contest with Mayweather for a possible big-time fight in November. We have have to face reality that it’s never going to happen. The video above maybe the closest Boxing fans will ever get to see in terms of a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight if we simply did it by the numbers.
50 Cent speaks on his best friend Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s win versus Miguel Cotto last Saturday night…. #MoneyTeam
Max Kellerman gets “Money Mayweather” & Cotto together for a sit down before their upcoming fight on May 5th. Floyd’s antics in this video get to rather hilarious especially around the 6:10 mark…Hahaaaaa!
Like most people I haven’t been that excited about Heavyweight Boxing in years man…It just hasn’t been that interesting or exciting to me & the increasing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts doesn’t help either. British Boxer Dereck Chisora lost to the big Russian Vitali Klitschko over the weekend & during the post fight press conference Chisora got into a shouting match with former WBA Heavyweight champion & South London product David Haye that escalated into a crazy brawl & concluded with verbal threats of shootings & leaving individuals cut by shards of glass. I spotted this video over at Terez Owens & I’d have to agree that lately these press conference antics are more exciting than the fights these days. Even the Pre-fight press conference was filled with controversy when Klitschko was spat on by Chisora….
My homie Fudge put me up on this documentary on Sonny Liston that I’ve never seen before & found it to be a very interesting piece to watch especially during black history month. More information about the documentary under the hood…
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Mike Tyson called into Philly sports station The Fanatic 97.5 FM to talk about what Muhammad Ali meant to him, what was it about Ali that made him the most famous athlete in the world, what he represented to people outside of boxing, whether or not he thinks Ali is the best boxer of all-time, and what he thinks about the Ali-Frazier rivalry. Check out the audio of the interview below.
This is part 2 of a previous interview with Floyd “Money” Mayweather & in this segment he speaks more on the possible Pacquiao fight, the support from his fans, his career, & his outward support for other black fighters in the business.
Arguably considered one of the greatest fights in boxing history, “The Thrilla In Manila” with Muhammad Ali Vs. Joe Frazier was the third and final fight between two of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport. This Heavyweight Championship bout took place at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on October 1, 1975. Rest in peace to North Philly’s finest…..Smokin’ Joe Frazier!
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This is straight hilarious!!! Personally I don’t believe Floyd Mayweather is afraid of anyone, but you do have to be smart when fighting a potential opponent who is alleged to be using performance enhancing drugs. If I was Floyd Mayweather I’d make every fighter I was poised to compete against take a drug test like I’ve always done. Why should Manny Pacquiao be any different? It’s called doing your due dilligence & this is more about business than it is about Floyd Mayweather being afraid of fighting anyone. The Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao debates are constantly being argued in the barbershops, in the gyms, at the office watercooler, & even on sports & hip hop radio shows. Floyd Mayweather called in to Sirius XM’s Shade 45 channel to speak with Rude Jude about his disparaging comments about him. This heated exchange on the radio between Floyd Mayweather & Rude Jude is hilarious though….
Well DANG!!! Dude definitely deserved to get laid out after that entrance tho. BAM!!!
Money Mayweather shows up on Conan O’Brien Show to talk about his upcoming fight with Victor Ortiz this Saturday night. Conan also asks him the question that everyone has been asking about Manny Pacquiao. Despite some naysayers, I don’t believe Mayweather is running from Pacquiao. All Manny has to do is agree to the random drug testing…simple as that.
Kimbo Slice is known for his street fighting prowess in his DVD’s and recently turned from MMA style fighting to boxing. This is hie debut match against James Wade and Kimbo DROPS him in 17 seconds like Mike Tyson in his prime.
The Manny Pacquio Vs. Sugar Shane Mosely fight tonight raises some interesting questions that Bernard Hopkins pointed out & ESPN’s sports think tank analyzed on air. Is Bernard Hopkins correct in his assessments?